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Faceless Beauty (얼굴없는 미녀)

얼굴없는 미녀 (eo-gul-eobs-neun mi-nyeo)

Directed by Kim In-sik (김인식)

Screenplay by

Melodrama Mystery Romance Thriller

104min | Release date in South Korea :

Also know as "Hypnotized"
Synopsis
Ji-soo, the hostess of a party that nobody came to, is found in the bathtub full of blood. She is intelligent and exotic, but has a borderline personality disorder, going back and forth from heaven to hell. She gets psychiatric counseling. Seok-won her psychiatrist learns that her disorder comes from fear of being abandoned, but he fails to give her any help. A year later they happen to meet each other again. Ji-soo seems more distressed and vulnerable, and Seok-won looks calm but colder. They become close, not as patient and doctor, but as friends. She tells him about her pain that she had never told anyone. Seok-won hypnotizes her in his therapy, and is tempted by the beautiful face and her gestures when she is talking of her love. Unable to hold back his desire, he makes love to Ji-soo who is in a state of hypnosis. She says goodbye to Seok-won, saying she wants to start again with her husband. Seok-won took her body while she was hypnotized but couldn’t have her heart. In their last meeting, knowing it will be the last time for him to see her, he does something to her that he shouldn’t have done.

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  • [Guest Film Review] "Faceless Beauty"

    2017/06/03
    Kim In-sik's second and last film takes a rather strange approach to the concept of hypnosis and psychiatry in general, through an even stranger narrative,...More
  • Actress Kim Hye-soo's movie picks

    2011/01/07, Source
    Actress Kim Hye-soo [10Asia] Gender is not the only thing that sets the word 'actress' apart from 'actor.' The word 'actress' alone carries layers of meaning that could refer as one to be envied, a seemingly unreachable glory and perhaps a tragic personal story or two hidden within. Living as an actress in Korea means carrying both a light and darkness inside that are enough to invoke curiosity. And actress Kim Hye-soo fits this category perfectly, as if the term was coined for her alone. Her glamorous body and a confident attitude are some of the phrases we often use to describe Kim's aura. But above all, the prowess she accumulated through her acting career has helped to solidify her position as a true actress,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Han Jung-soo - Part 1

    2010/05/28, Source
    Korean actor Han Jung-soo [photographed by Chae Ki-won/10Asia]   Han Jung-soo says "2010 was the luckiest year of my life" Three years ago, when Han Jung-soo was appearing in the SBS TV series "King and I", he had the words "Justice, Courage, Passion, Wisdom, Faith" set as the background on his mobile phone screen. This sincere man who said he "wants to live with a sense of justice, not like a coward" and believes "how you live life is more important that what you achieve in life" is a rare find in the 21st century. And this year, in KBS TV series "The Slave Hunters" and SBS' "Prosecutor Princess", he played characters that were most similar to himself. And during that time, his mobile phone has changed to an iPhone, and its background from those five words to cartoon characters from his favorite comics "One Piece". 10Asia met with actor Han Jung-soo, who has remained the same in his beliefs over the years,...More
  • Kim Hye-soo in talks to make movie comeback

    2010/04/07, Source
    Top Korean actress Kim Hye-soo [Asia Economic Daily] Top Korean actress Kim Hye-soo is showing prospects of returning to the big screen for the first time in two years. Sidus FNH, the company producing the romantic comedy thriller tentatively titled "Villain on the Second Floor", said Kim has tentatively agreed to star in the film although an official contract yet to be signed. Kim's last movie appearance was in 2008 production "Modern Boy". The production costs for "Modern Boy" was over eight billion Korean won but flopped at the box office after attracting a mere 750,000 admissions,...More
  • Japanese College Holds Film Festival Dedicated to Kim Hye-soo

    2009/10/14, Source
    The Korea Research Center of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University of Japan will hold the 4th Korean Film Festival on October 23-25. This year, the festival is dedicated to Korean actress,...More
  • Actresses Gain Presence Onscreen

    2007/10/02, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    While the female persona Korean entertainment remains largely reminiscent of Hollywood during the 1950~60s, a few in recently released or upcoming films are beginning,...
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  • Kim Hye-soo Once Doubted Her Talents, But No More

    2007/02/02, Source
    "I couldn't help but doubt my talent", declares Kim Hye-soo, but despite this modest, self-effacing remark, the actress looks more confident and,...More
  • Kim Hye-soo's sex appeal beams in comedy film

    2007/01/22, Source
    Strangely, Kim Hye-soo's beautiful face and curvaceous figure have not delivered box-office success for the actress. Her bold - and revealing -,...More
  • What nude scenes mean for actresses
    2006/03/27, Source
    Just two decades ago, it was rare for movie fans to see actresses do nude scenes because of strict censorship and most stars were hesitant about undressing for the camera.

    But as the domestic moviemaking trend took an innovative turn towards liberal expression, nude scenes no longer made much new,...
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  • Born in the Year of the Dog
    2006/01/03, Source
    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

    Actress Han Hye-jin, the heroine of the hit television drama "Be Strong, Geum-Soon!", was one of the biggest breakthrough stars in 20,...
    More
  • Kim Hye-soo is as Radiant as Ever
    2005/07/12, Source
    By Han Eun-jung
    Staff Reporter

    The past year has certainly been good to actress Kim Hye-soo.

    In May, her portrayal of a woman flirting with madness in the 2004 sexy psychological thriller,...
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  • "Marathon" sweeps South Korea's most prestigious film awards
    2005/07/09, Source
    The tale of an autistic teenager who finds happiness in running marathons was chosen as this year's best movie at South Korea's most prestigious film awards, grabbing awards in a total of six categories.

    "Marathon" was given the best pict,...
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  • "Crying Fist" Nominated for 12 Categories of Daejong Award
    2005/07/04, Source
    Nominees for the 42nd Daejong Film Festival awards were announced July 1. A total of five movies will compete for the best picture award, including "A Bittersweet Life",,...More
  • When I Turned Nine unexpected winner of Chunsa Film Art Awards
    2004/11/25, Source
    "When I Turned Nine", a story about schoolchildren in rural Korea, came away the unexpected winner of the Chunsa Film Art Awards on November 19.

    The film by Yoon In-ho was p,...
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  • Older Actors Nominated at Upcoming Film Awards
    2004/11/23, Source
    By Joon Soh
    Culture Editor

    An older generation of actors and actresses will be competing for the top prizes at two upcoming domestic film award ceremonies, events usually dominated by younger and more popular names.

    At the 25th Blue Dragon Awards, which will be held on Nov. 29, and the Thi,...
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  • `Spider Forest' Weaves Tangled Web.
    2004/09/02, Source
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    Living up to its title, the new horror film "Spider Forest" is a web of psychological twists and turns that will leave you trying to get untangled long after you leave the theater. The story does get pret,...
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  • 'Love So Divine' Tops Local Box Office
    2004/08/10, Source
    "Love So Divine", the local romantic comedy that tells of a relationship between a student of priesthood and a young woman, took the top spot at the weekend box office.
    It is the fist time since the weekend of June 5 that a domestic,...
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  • 'Faceless Beauty': A Journey Into Madness
    2004/08/05, Source
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    "Faceless Beauty" is a psychosexual drama that is as beautifully flawed as the mental state of its terminally sad characters. The film takes a highly experimental approach to storytelling that, when it,...
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  • 'Hypnotized' uncovers vulnerabilities in love
    2004/08/05, Source
    Glasses, a clock, pencils, a lamp and other sundry objects float around in a surreal atmosphere. Timelessness shrouds the room. Suddenly, everything floating in the air drops, breaking into pieces. Shards of glass pierce the delicate skin of a woman. What's really hurt, however, is not her body but,...More

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 Produced by
 Jeong Hoon-tak (정훈탁)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Yang Ji-woong (양지웅)
 Line producer
 Cho Sang-kyung (조상경)
 Costume Design
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
 Real-time recording
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104 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2004/08/06
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2004.08.15 : 471,718 admissions (total)
As of 2004.08.08 : 241,541 admissions (total)

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hyesoo's insanity was convincing
2008-05-10 18:10:05
2007-03-19 13:23:34
just not bad.
sensual, natural but not exploitative.
2007-01-12 04:36:16
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